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In times of need, we must give spiritual support to one another. Maryann Lemke Best (60), husband is suffering with some problems of the heart and legs. Please take a few moments and send her a short note for support. I am sure she would love to hear from all no matter what class you are in. (

We also heard from Mariane Blount Evens (61) that Jack Smith’s (61) dad  is poor in health. Give him a line or two to let him know we support his dad also. Email him at JACKGDE@AUG.COM


Many people love to read, especially book from authors that we know personally. How about “CANAL” by William B. Caudle (’60.) It is an action adventure based on the Panama Canal. Bill did attend the class reunion in July and has said he has enough material to write his next book suitably titled “REUNION”. Bill will send you a copy for $14.00 each, sent to

William Caudle ll

117 Commodore Circle

Summertown, Tn. 38483


John “jack” Walls (’60) and Jeanine Fansler Walls (’61)


We decided to write this as one since marriage started shortly after high school.

We were married August 3, 1961 in Folkston, Ga. The judge sad he had performed quite a few marriages recently from people coming up from Pompano Beach that were our age. We moved to Boca Raton for three years and then back to Pompano Beach as Jack was working the whole time for A & P. In 1963 our first son John Thomas (JT) arrived.

Then in April 1965 we moved north to Duluth, Minnesota with my parents for better opportunities knowing well this was not permanent. We finally moved down Minneapolis/St. Paul area. In 1967 our son Kenneth was born followed by our daughter Colleen in 1970.

In 1972 we made a big move to Cannon Falls, Mn. We had a large garden and did all the canning (500 jars a year)

Jeanine started for the local hospital in town as receptionist and bookkeeper and loved the job. We moved to Rochester, Mn. And Jeanine started working for St Mary’s Hospital admissions then transferred to St Mary’s Methodist Hospital admissions plus the Mayo Clinic (these names are all under the Mayo umbrella.)

Jack now works for Wal-Mart and holds a management position. Presently he is managing the bakery department. Our three children have blessed us with 13 grandchildren.

 Jeanine, found her half-sister this past summer, she 19 years younger than Jeanine. She is forming a relationship and we have found many answers to our questions.


Cheryl Lovett Wilkerson (’62)


I only attended PBHS my junior and senior years, but I did make some lasting friendships. I have attended college off and on over the years and will probably receive my diploma the same day as my first Social Security check.

 I met my husband, Ron, while we were both living in the Cocoa area. We were married in Merritt Island in 1971 (we are still married to each other) and moved to middle Tennessee in 1973 where my son was born and reared. I return to Florida often to visit relatives. We have one child – a son, Shawn who graduated from college in December 2001 and works for the Boy Scouts.

I worked in the insurance industry for many, many, many years, and decided Service merchandise Risk Mgt decided they did not need my services any longer, I said “Thank you very much” and now work for a small engineering firm with little or no stress. I have gotten back in touch with many friends from PBHS through the Internet and would love to hear from more. If anyone is located in middle Tennessee area, I would enjoy connecting with you (

Mariane blount Evens

Mariane has just returned from a nice vacation and was kind enough to share with us her adventure. If you have an adventure like this, please share.

I went to St Augustine for a few days and stayed with Carol Pomeroy (61) and her mother Gene Stricklin who taught most of Home Ec. in Jr. High. We enjoyed the body surfing with Hurricane Hannah up the coast, setting the waves. I visited shortly with Jack (61) and Carla Smith. His father is very ill so the were off to S.C. However Bill Ferguson (61) came up on Thursday night and we had dinner at a restaurant on A1A, laughing and having a great time.

On Sunday I left for Tampa to visit a friend and scout for future retirement locales. Then I went to Tallahassee and spent the night with Cheryl Pittman (61). We watched FSU trounce Maryland and feasted on a wonderful dinner Cheryl cooked. She has beautiful home and two BIG dogs that are very friendly.

I left for NC to do some sister “bonding” and had a late lunch in Conyers, GA with my cousin Diane Blount. I got to NC about midnight. The next Monday night I treated my niece to Bingoand won the jackpot of $500. On Wednesday Kathy Jones (62) came over from Highlands and my sister Margaret met me at the Cypress Cellar for lunch.

On Saturday Carol and Pat Twitty hosted a family reunion with about 21 relatives. Harry (61) and Shelly drove down from Norfolk, VA with their three beautiful children (Anna, Ales, and Andrew) who were adopted form an orphanage in Ukraine along with Harry’s mother, Martha, a Beanpicker who used to teach at PBHS off and on.

Unfortunately, I returned back to work on Tuesday 10/01. Although I love my job, I’d like to spend time traveling the back road and visiting friends and making new acquaintances. That is it in a nutshell. Had a great time and am looking forward to doing some body surfing next year. (

How the Internet began

 In ancient Israel, it came to pass that trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com.

 She said unto Abraham, her husband, “Why dost thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?”

 And Abraham did look at her as thought she were several saddlebags short of a camel load, but simply said, “How dear?”

 And Dot replied, “I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah’s Pony Stable (UPS).”

 Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at top price, without ever moving from his tent.

 But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham’s drum and accused him of insider trading. And the young men did take to Dot Com’s trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

 And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and deafening sound of the drums that no one noticed the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would only work with Brother Gate’s drumheads and drumsticks.

 Dot did say, “Oh Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others.”

 And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to know as “eBay” he said, “We need a name that reflects what we are,”

 And Dot replied, “Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators.”

 “YAHOO”, said Abraham.

 And that is how it all began.

 It wasn’t Al Gore after all.

Hope you enjoyed the story of the Internet. If you have a biography to submit, or a story to share, please forward your articles to:


I also want to thank Dotty Decker (60) for all the help in editing this newsletter. She also helped me last month I was bad in not praising her. I am in the middle of creating an updated class list for each class. If you know of any on who would like to receive the newsletter or we need to add to the list, please bring them to my attention.



Harry Heath